Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Another Iceland volcano webcam...

This is the current image from a different webcam of the ongoing Icelandic volcanic eruption... Click on the picture to link to the webcam:

Sunday, 28 March 2010

More Eyjafjallajokull activity...

This screenshot was taken a few minutes ago from the webcam mentioned in the previous post. There's been plenty going on all day, but now that it's starting to get dark, things are starting to look even more impressive...

Ejyafjalljokull eruption

Having been away all week with Year 12, I have missed out on the developments in Iceland, so catching up now.

There are further updates from Ian Hardie on this thread - well worth a read, and a several excellent webcams have been set up... Here's an image from one of them from a few minutes ago:Have a look this evening as it starts to get dark, and send me some screenshots!

Some nice aerial images here and a set of photos taken by a local farmer here on Flickr.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Icelandic volcanic eruption...

You might well have seen on the news that an Icelandic volcano near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier has erupted today, after 200 years of dormancy. About 500 people have been evacuated from their homes.

The BBC report with some video footage is here and this is a link to a discussion on a Geography forum, which includes emails from Ian Hardie, who leads Rayburn Tours' Iceland Geography tours, and who has a home in the area.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Scott's on StreetView!

You may or may not be aware that Google StreetView is now pretty much nationwide. After a quick look at my house the other day (which was photographed on a Monday morning, because the bins are out...), I investigated Swanwick, and spotted Scott:

Explore where you live and see if you're a StreetView Star too! There might be a prize or two if you can find yourself on StreetView and send me a screenshot...

In the meantime, you might also find this article from The Telegraph interesting.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Weather World Record Attempt

Part of the BBC School News Report event involves an attempt to break the world record for the largest interactive weather report... Here's Aaron's report:

Schools all across the U.K today are taking part in a world record attempt to create the largest interactive weather report. Schools from the Shetland Isles to schools on Jersey and even schools on St Helena are taking a temperature reading at approximately 9:15am and emailing the temperature to the BBC Weather Centre to gather the readings and to see whether we can break the record and get into the Guinness World Record Book. Every school's temperature reading will have to be seen by an independent witness for their reading to be counted and go towards the record attempt.

At our school we took the temperature and it was 3◦C. our reading was witnessed by Mr Hickton who is a member of the Amber Valley Rotary Club.
Aaron checking the temperature

Geo School News Report

A bunch of budding Year 8 and 9 geo-journalists will be taking part in the BBC's School News Report today...
Find out more on the BBC website, and watch this space for their stories.

Good luck Geo-News Report Team!!